I'm new to this site so still finding my way around. I was diagnosed with IBS a few years ago after a bout of diarrhoea and a normal colonoscopy and it hadn't been too bad until last year when I had my gallbladder removed. A few days later the IBS flared up and has been pretty bad ever since then.
In August I was taken into hospital with suspected Diverticulitis having passed out twice. I was badly dehydrated and my blood pressure was low. It turned out to be colitis of the left colon but they never discovered what caused it so could have been Ischeamic or ulcerative. I was in hospital for a week and was told to eat rice as it heals the bowel, a little bit and often, which was fine because rice and chicken have been my basic diet since last August. Since then I have been managing the symptoms, sore abdomen, bloating, wind, constipation with occasional bouts of diarrhoea, by adding veggies to the rice and dried fruit to rice Krispies.
Last week I was having terrible cramp in my abdomen for which the doctor gave me Buscopan which I have been taking ever since. I have carrot and swede mash with my tea but on Thursday I tried adding a few veg to my lunchtime rice and chicken which I had been tolerating fine until then, carrots, peas & sweetcorn. After lunch I had a few pains in my abdomen but nothing much. I had my usual tea and had pains again. Since then I have been in pain most of the time although I have stuck to chicken & rice. Last night after tea the pain was really bad and I wondered if it was the Buscopan so I didn't take last night's dose.
This morning I woke up with terrible pain in my abdomen and back. Lots of wind but nothing else. I took my usual cocktail of meds for Fibromyalgia etc, Co-codamol, Buscopan, 2 Antihistamines & Lansoprazole and the pain eased a lot. Since I started writing this I have had diarrhoea too. Now I don't know what to have for my breakfast. I usually have rice Krispies with Raisins but scared to eat in case the pain gets bad again but not eating makes it worse too and I know the advice is not to stop eating.
Sorry for the long post. Any help would be appreciated.